Eastern Kentucky Man Charged In Fatal Wreck

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man is being held on $11
million bond on charges of wanton murder and fetal homicide
following a highway crash last month.

Police arrested 41-year-old George Clem of Elcomb in Harlan
County on Monday. He also faces a charge of first-degree assault in
the crash.

The wreck happened June 20 on Kentucky 72 at Elcomb. Kentucky
State Police Trooper Bryan Johnson told the Harlan Daily Enterprise
that 21-year-old Elizabeth Stewart, who was six months' pregnant,
and her husband, also of Elcomb, were traveling east when Clem
crossed the center line from a westbound lane and hit the Stewarts'
car head-on.

Elizabeth Stewart was killed. Her 23-year-old husband, Darryl
Stewart, was injured and underwent surgery.

Clem's arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday. A spokesman at the
Harlan County Detention Center Monday night did not know whether
Clem had an attorney.


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  • by ash Location: harlan on Jul 15, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    i hope god has mercy on his soul for what he has done to my friend and to her family.. i love you and miss you beth
  • by beth Location: harlan on Jul 15, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    I loved Beth very much, I wish harm on noone. I just hope mr. Clem can find the Lord through this all. Yes, let JUSTICE be served. I love you Beth and Jayden.
  • by Jamie Location: Harlan Kentucky on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Let justice be served. RIP Beth and Jayden.

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